Competitions, Awards and Appointments: October 2022

[2] Katie Yap pc Grant Leslie

This month’s competition results, appointments and forthcoming contests

Competition results

Korean–American cellist Sydney Lee, 25, has received the inaugural Gurrena Fellowship scholarship worth $50,000 from the Meadowmount School of Music. Lee is currently completing a doctorate in musical arts at Northwestern University, IL, US, where she studies with Hans Jørgen Jensen. Lee will receive a housing allowance, professional artist management services, concert engagements and training from the school’s faculty.

Australian violist Katie Yap, 32, has been awarded the Freedman Classical Fellowship and AUD21,000 (£12,300). Yap will use the money to create her interdisciplinary project Multitudes. The jury was made up of Australian National University School of Music head Kim Cunio, bassist Kirsty McCahon and Stephen Mould, senior lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Yap is a graduate of the University of Queensland and Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne, Australia…

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